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|04-29-2015, 06:21 AM||#1|
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BMW R NineT Scrambler definitely on the way
First of several new R NineT variants coming later this year
BMW's R nineT
And Roland Sands' special
BMW IS definitely working on a new Scrambler-style variant of its R nineT, according to a source who has seen the new model.
Although no clear images have yet emerged, the bike is said to have had a major restyling in an effort to take sales from Ducati’s Scrambler.
The project is expected to involve US custom builder Roland Sands, responsible for the R nineT special shown in one of our pictures.
The Scrambler one of several new versions of the R nineT which BMW is set to introduce starting later this year.
According to a well-known spy photographer, BMW is currently testing a prototype in a secured proving ground. From the state of early test mule, he said he expected to wait at least two months before getting the chance to photograph one on the road.
‘It will take two or three months until BMW has final pre-production bikes,’ he said. ‘Maybe then it'll be a bit easier to catch this thing because as far as I know so far they're only driving this on a secured proving ground.’
Even a BMW spokesman seemed hint at the machine’s existence when he said: ‘The Scrambler has not been officially confirmed.’
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